Planetary Scientist | NASA
Richard Morris is a planetary scientist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. He has published extensively in the area of Mars analogues with a focus on basaltic samples formed during Mars-like processes on Mauna Kea volcano (Hawaii), iron oxides, Mossbauer spectroscopy, visible/near-IR/MIR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Morris is a co-investigator for the for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory 2013 mission. He was previously a co-investigator for the NASA Mars Exploration Rover 2003, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 2005, and Mars Phoenix Scout 2007 missions. During his time at Johnson, he has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and over 560 abstracts.